Saturday, November 21, 2009

A Rare Political Endorsement From the Chestnut Tree Cafe

And sure, it's presidential -- why not? After all, Obama's been in office nearly a year now -- he's old news at best, and there are other signs that the bloom's off his rose. No, it's not a bit too soon to start handicapping the 2012 edition of the quadrennial donkey derby.

Day before yesterday, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin graced my home city with her presence at a book-signing held -- appropriately enough -- at a downscale discount store called Meijer, not known for its extensive selection of books, and, indeed, adorned on its storefronts with the oddly punctuated slogan "Why Pay More!" How many of her eccentrically-named offspring were with her, I do not know. And now, I see that the Weepy Mormon, Glenn Beck His Own Self, is also promoting a book, and more:
Glenn Beck, the popular and outspoken Fox News host, says he wants to go beyond broadcasting his opinions and start rallying his political base — formerly known as his audience — to take action.

To do so, Mr. Beck is styling himself as a political organizer. In an interview, he said he would promote voter registration drives and sponsor a series of seven conventions across the country featuring what he described as libertarian speakers.

On Saturday he held a festive campaign-style rally in The Villages in Florida, north of Orlando, in which he promoted his recently released book, “Arguing With Idiots,” and announced another book to come next August filled with right-leaning policy proposals gathered from the conventions.
Which brings me to my endorsement. Look, we have here a ready-made dream ticket. We have a matched set of splashy, self-confident morons. Palin/Beck, or Beck/Palin: who cares which one "tops" the ticket? It matters not the slightest bit. Let 'em flip a coin for it at the 'Pubbie convention.

I'm convinced that America has yet to truly get the leadership that we deserve, although we've been getting closer and closer to it. Well, let's do it! Let's go all the way. Out-and-out clowns, presiding over a clown country ... let's just go ahead and declare that Idiocracy has arrived. Palin/Beck might not be up to the standard of President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho, quite yet, but they may well grow into that level once in office.

Yes, I know that an opposition is needed; after all, we are a duh-mock-racy. In due course, I'll endorse a donkey ticket as well.

Bet you can't wait!

Or maybe you can ...


Mimi said...

Dollars to doughnuts that ticket would attract a following, Jim.

akaGaGa said...

I'm sorry to say that I can't support your endorsement. I'm still going to vote for Pat Paulsen.

itsmecissy said...

Now that's what I call a Republican Dream Ticket!!!

We all heard it here first.